This spicy mixture is my go to powder/pudi as we call in Kannada, I use this every day in my dishes like palya(dry veggi curry), sambar/huli(along with mom made sambar pudi), upma and for some rice dishes like Besibele Bath. Just adding a spoon of this Pudi makes the dish very flavourful.
Ingredients for Spicy Powder
Roast all the above ingredients with 2 tbsp of oil one by one and when it cool enough, grind it to a fine powder.
*Using Badage chilli , adds more colour(redness) to the powder and dish.
I have used a tbsp of the above powder to make Chayote squash/semebadane kaayi palya/curry.
Recipe for Palya:
- Heat a table spoon of oil in a vessel, when hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channdal and urad dal.
- When dals start to change colour add chopped squash and salt, cover and cook for 10 min on medium heat.
- Once squash is soft add 1 tbsp of spicy powder and 1 tbsp of grated coconut and squeeze 1 tbsp of lime juice. Add fresh cilantro/correinder leaves for garnish. Enjoy !